Jesus following, natural living, Somerset homeschooling mum to Acey. Here is our blog to share with family and friends and anyone else who might be interested, about our home ed journey.

John 13:34 - ''A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.''

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Home Education Awareness Campaign (UK)

TThere is an amazing network of home educating parents on facebook, and one particular lady has gathered together lots of our photos of some of our favorite home ed moments with our children and made this lovely inspiring informative video!

Sunday, 5 August 2012


I am now the mother of a six year old. Already he is refering to things that have happened before he turned six as ''you know..ages ago, like when I was five''  Time flies when you're having fun :)

Birthday treasure hunt in the woods with friend Jacob...

Mmmm...treasure...(home made jam tarts)...

Birthday sleepover...pretending to be in space...


A busy week! Second sleepover of the week...two little boys sound asleep in bed.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Free range summer ramblings

A trip to Woody Bay, Devon with Bruno where we took all our clothes off and were wild, naked and free in the sea...

Green scythe fayre Somerset

 A visit to Tinkers Bubble community, which was full of friendly people, sweet little houses, lots of land, a steam powered saw, apple press, beehives, blissful living!

 A sunny day at Great Wood with three naked boys paddling in the steam and running around in the long grass whilst mammas made waldorf puppets.

Lots of time spent in the woods and meaddows...

We found a dear little bird nest fallen from the tree, perfect for our summer table...

Allotment is doing well...

...and we witnessed a real actual fire from our window. How's that for homeschooling?

Oh, and I am now a self employed mamma. Pretty scary!!!
Blissful sunshine summer blessings xxx

The beautiful Isles of Scilly

Haven't blogged in a while! We have been away at sea, to the beautiful Isles of Scilly with our friend David. We stayed on a farm and got to watch the calfs being fed, we did lots of walking, saw some seals, and spent lots of time on the beach. It is a very beautiful place.

The ocean calls to my selkie soul, and we HAVE to go back there!!!

Monday, 28 May 2012

Raw halva recipes...

Yesterday I decided to make some delicious raw halva, and thought I would share my recipe. It is SO easy to make, and I have included two recipes here for different flavas..both equally moreish! Mmm...HALVA!

Raw chocolate halva

For this recipe you will need:
One cup of Raw Tahini
1/4 cup of coconut butter
4 tablespoons raw agave nectar, or you could use another sweetener such as raw local honey.
1/4 cup cacao powder

Add all ingredients into a blender and give it a good whizz! Then take it out and mould it into a pretty shape and roll it in some cacao powder so that it is well covered! You could also sprinkle some superfoods on the top such as yummy hemp seeds, or goji berries. Refrigerate for a good few hours, then slice and serve... Be warned... this recipe contains cacao and will make you blissful and filled with ecstatic thoughts! ;)

Raw hemp halva

For this recipe you will need:
One cup of raw tahini
1/4 cup of coconut butter
4 tablespoons of raw agave nectar, or raw local honey.
1/4 cup mesquite powder
1 tsp maca powder
2 tablespoons shelled hemp seeds
a few drops of hemp oil for extra healthy hempy benefits ;)

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend it up, baby! Mould into a pretty shape and roll it in some mesquite powder, or you could use cacao powder which also works well with this recipe (what DOESN'T cacao work well with?)
Sprinkle with hemp seeds, refrigerate for a couple of hours, and ENJOY! <3

The reason it is illegal to grow hemp in this country is because of the many amazing health benefits! If the governments really cared about your health, they would ban cigarettes, alcohol and most of the food that is being sold in your stupormarkets! Just some of the benefits include; Smooth skin, increased stamina, faster healing, increased vitality, induces a calm feeling, enhances immune function, reduces pain and swelling especially good for arthiritis, can help with PMT, treat bacterial infections, improve brain development in children, and the oil has been known to naturally help with the healing of cancer patients, aswell as preventing cancer. Hemp seed is one of the most complete sources of vegetable nutrition known to man; it is 33% high quality protein and a rich source of essential fatty acids (EFAs) including Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 which are present in the ideal ratio for absorbing into the body. It cleans the air, improves the soil and helps prevent global warming!

Peace love and HALVA! xxx


Friday, 25 May 2012

Wild summer inspiration

It's been a wild kind of week!

The sun has been shining very warm all week - Gaia has truly awoken and the earth is becoming abundant with tiny little green shoots poking their heads through the earth - succulent strawberries are beginning to show in pots and along the sidewalks, the beginnings of beetroot, courgettes, lettuce, chard, kale, sweetcorn - sweet little blue forget-me-nots are saying '' look at us, never forget our beauty'' accompanied by buttercups and delicious daisies to go on cakes, herb robert and cow parsley to look pretty in a vase on the table. Everywhere you look there is green and you are reminded of nature - waist high nettles and overgrown grasses all around, birds singing more loudly than ever this year it seems, singing songs of praise to the creator, a vast ocean of concrete with tough dandelions cracking through. Nothing can stand in their path! Happily awaiting the arrival of nastirtiums and marigolds to make salads colorful, evenings spent with eccentrically amazing friends and family... Dipping in the lake after a walk in the hot sunshine, wearing your best frock. I remember (and predict) long dusky romantic walks along the canal and in fields. Bright blue pretty damselflies hovering, dandelion fritters, bees buzzing in amongst the lavender, seeds flying past in the breeze. The sun sparkling on the ocean, and sandy seawater in your knickers.

All alone on the allotment at 9pm the birds are still singing, the moon is waxing and bright - little flowers close their petals to go to sleep, all alone in my flowery summer dress I dig my feet into the earth and water my toes, aswell as the plants. These are the times to give thanks to Yashua.. The night to myself, I am walking home, breathing in the sweet smell of pansies and then I spot them -  the potential for jellies and cordials from my favorite abundant tree... that really confirms summer is here - ELDERFLOWERS!! Nature is the best classroom...

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Home Education Is: finding a helicopter in a field and watching it take off...

This week has involved - Swimming with Nanny, playing in the woods with friends - two days in a row! - playing at some friends' house - science experiments at home ed group, playing in the park lots with various friends, meeting friends for lunch, going along to a new home ed group, going to Hestercombe gardens and discovering a helicopter in a field and watching it take off, and working hard on the allotment!

The sun was shining when we went to the woods with Olivia, Rob and Jacob on Sunday. They had great fun climbing trees, swinging on rope swings and chasing eachother with sticks - I mean swords..

The next day, when we went to the woods with David and Eve and Rhys, it was NOT so sunny, but still fun!

Did you know that red cabbage water reacts the same at litmus paper? At home ed group we did some acid/alkaline experiments by adding various different things to the cabbage water - which created a very colorful explosion!

 And we also went out to the park and did some experiments with fizzy drinks and mints - here's the result -

On wednesday we met friends for lunch at Root's cafe and our friend Tushie gave Acey some amazing new dressing up clothes -

On Thursday after playing with some friends in the park, we went along to a new home ed group which was really nice. First of all we went to a playing field/park and the older ones played rounders, while the littler ones played in the playpark and then we all went back to the hall where a music lady did some dance, music and drama type things with them. Acey didn't know anyone there, and so didn't want to participate, but hopefully if we keep going he will! Everybody there was very friendly.

On Friday we went to Hestercombe gardens with Hayden and Artie, and came across this Helicopter in the first there was nobody in it, but soon after, there was and it was very exciting watching it take off, and the big propelors spinning around. If they had been sat behind a desk in a classroom, they wouldn't have came across this, and it's things like this that remind me why home ed is so special...We are very lucky to have made this decision, even though there are obstacles in the way sometimes...

And here is our allotment...